Period
to 17 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for VBScript skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited VBScript over the 6 months to 17 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript)
UK
6 months to
17 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 756 638 679
Rank change year-on-year -118 +41 +68
Permanent jobs citing VBScript 107 343 471
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.31% 0.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.23% 0.57% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 82 279 393
10th Percentile £32,002 £31,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £51,250 £47,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.89% -5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £60,000 £53,424 £57,500
90th Percentile £72,375 £66,250 £73,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.76% - -

VBScript is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 46,327 60,672 81,035
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 55.06% 54.61% 54.50%
Number of salaries quoted 37,515 50,551 67,154
10th Percentile £33,750 £32,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £90,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.70% +2.22% +2.27%

VBScript
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing VBScript as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for VBScript in the UK

VBScript
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing VBScript.

Salary trend for VBScript in the UK

VBScript
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing VBScript over the 6 months to 17 April 2021.

Salary histogram for VBScript in the UK

VBScript
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing VBScript within the UK over the 6 months to 17 April 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -75 94 £52,500 +16.67% 21
UK excluding London -21 59 £47,500 +11.76% 17
London +21 38 £57,500 +15.00% 7
North of England +6 20 £40,000 -5.88% 2
North West +23 17 £31,530 -25.81% 2
South East +38 15 £52,500 +28.05% 7
South West +11 13 £40,000 -11.11% 5
Work from Home -177 10 £50,000 -9.09% 2
East of England +26 4 £37,500 -11.76%
Midlands +22 4 £52,500 +31.25%
Scotland +7 3 £52,500 +69.35% 2
North East +16 2 £80,000 +146.15%
East Midlands +21 1 £41,500 -2.35%
West Midlands -12 1 £50,000 +25.00%
Yorkshire -24 1 £37,500 -10.71%

For the 6 months to 17 April 2021, IT jobs citing VBScript also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for VBScript.

1 67 (62.62%) PowerShell
2 60 (56.07%) Microsoft
3 56 (52.34%) Windows
4 46 (42.99%) SQL
5 39 (36.45%) Active Directory
6 31 (28.97%) VMware
7 27 (25.23%) Finance
7 27 (25.23%) Microsoft 365
8 25 (23.36%) Windows Server
9 23 (21.50%) Windows 10
9 23 (21.50%) Azure
9 23 (21.50%) Agile Software Development
9 23 (21.50%) .NET
9 23 (21.50%) SQL Server
9 23 (21.50%) C#
10 22 (20.56%) VMware Infrastructure
10 22 (20.56%) Problem-Solving
11 21 (19.63%) Test Automation
11 21 (19.63%) VB
11 21 (19.63%) Citrix
12 19 (17.76%) Windows Server 2016
13 16 (14.95%) Microsoft Certification
13 16 (14.95%) Microsoft App-V
13 16 (14.95%) SCCM
14 15 (14.02%) Scrum
15 13 (12.15%) MSI
15 13 (12.15%) JavaScript
15 13 (12.15%) Degree
15 13 (12.15%) Windows Server 2008
15 13 (12.15%) Windows Server 2012

VBScript
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (11.21%) SharePoint
2 9 (8.41%) IIS
2 9 (8.41%) MS Exchange
3 6 (5.61%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.87%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.87%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.93%) Confluence
5 1 (0.93%) Mule
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.93%) SAS
5 1 (0.93%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (3.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.87%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (6.54%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 27 (25.23%) Microsoft 365
2 23 (21.50%) Azure
3 11 (10.28%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (4.67%) OneDrive
5 3 (2.80%) AWS
5 3 (2.80%) BrowserStack
6 2 (1.87%) GitHub
7 1 (0.93%) BlazeMeter
7 1 (0.93%) IaaS
7 1 (0.93%) PaaS
7 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.21%) Firewall
1 12 (11.21%) HTTP
2 11 (10.28%) DNS
3 10 (9.35%) DHCP
4 9 (8.41%) SAN
5 7 (6.54%) Wireless
6 6 (5.61%) Network Security
6 6 (5.61%) Reverse Proxy
6 6 (5.61%) Skype
7 5 (4.67%) TCP/IP
8 4 (3.74%) Internet
8 4 (3.74%) LAN
8 4 (3.74%) VPN
9 3 (2.80%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (2.80%) HTTPS
9 3 (2.80%) iSCSI
9 3 (2.80%) NAS
9 3 (2.80%) VLAN
10 2 (1.87%) 802.11
10 2 (1.87%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (21.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.67%) Crystal Reports
2 5 (4.67%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (3.74%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (3.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.80%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.87%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.87%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.87%) SAP HANA
5 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2019
5 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.93%) MySQL
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (12.15%) MSI
2 8 (7.48%) Selenium
3 7 (6.54%) Cucumber
3 7 (6.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (6.54%) Visual Studio
4 6 (5.61%) HP UFT
4 6 (5.61%) JBehave
5 5 (4.67%) Jenkins
5 5 (4.67%) JMeter
5 5 (4.67%) Maven
5 5 (4.67%) MSTest
5 5 (4.67%) NUnit
5 5 (4.67%) Postman
5 5 (4.67%) TestNG
5 5 (4.67%) WebDriver
6 4 (3.74%) JIRA
6 4 (3.74%) REST Assured
6 4 (3.74%) SoapUI
7 3 (2.80%) InstallShield
8 2 (1.87%) Eclipse
General
1 27 (25.23%) Finance
2 10 (9.35%) Banking
3 6 (5.61%) Back Office
4 3 (2.80%) Legal
4 3 (2.80%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.87%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.87%) Publishing
6 1 (0.93%) Front Office
6 1 (0.93%) Marketing
6 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (13.08%) Administrator
1 14 (13.08%) Analyst
2 13 (12.15%) Developer
3 8 (7.48%) Automation Test Lead
4 6 (5.61%) QA Leader
4 6 (5.61%) SQL Developer
5 5 (4.67%) Consultant
5 5 (4.67%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 5 (4.67%) Principal Engineer
5 5 (4.67%) QA Engineer
5 5 (4.67%) Quality Engineer
5 5 (4.67%) Security Analyst
5 5 (4.67%) Software QA Engineer
5 5 (4.67%) Software Quality Engineer
5 5 (4.67%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (3.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (3.74%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (3.74%) DBA
6 4 (3.74%) IAM Specialist
6 4 (3.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (21.50%) .NET
2 11 (10.28%) SOAP
3 10 (9.35%) REST
3 10 (9.35%) Web Services
3 10 (9.35%) XML
4 7 (6.54%) .NET Framework
4 7 (6.54%) CSS
5 6 (5.61%) HTML
6 5 (4.67%) ATL
7 4 (3.74%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (3.74%) Gherkin
7 4 (3.74%) JSON
7 4 (3.74%) Middleware
7 4 (3.74%) WSH
8 3 (2.80%) COM
8 3 (2.80%) LDAP
8 3 (2.80%) Vue.js
8 3 (2.80%) WPF
9 2 (1.87%) Ajax
9 2 (1.87%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.54%) Clustering
3 5 (4.67%) Public Cloud
4 4 (3.74%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.74%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.74%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (2.80%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.80%) Hedge funds
5 3 (2.80%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.80%) Replication
6 2 (1.87%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.87%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (1.87%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.87%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 56 (52.34%) Windows
2 25 (23.36%) Windows Server
3 23 (21.50%) Windows 10
4 19 (17.76%) Windows Server 2016
5 13 (12.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (12.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (11.21%) Linux
7 10 (9.35%) Windows Server 2019
8 7 (6.54%) Windows 7
9 4 (3.74%) Mac OS
10 3 (2.80%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (2.80%) Windows 8
10 3 (2.80%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.87%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.93%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (21.50%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (20.56%) Problem-Solving
3 21 (19.63%) Test Automation
4 15 (14.02%) Scrum
5 11 (10.28%) ITIL
5 11 (10.28%) Migration
6 10 (9.35%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (9.35%) Test Strategy
7 9 (8.41%) Process Improvement
7 9 (8.41%) Waterfall
7 9 (8.41%) Workflow
8 8 (7.48%) Application Packaging
8 8 (7.48%) Cybersecurity
8 8 (7.48%) Patch Management
8 8 (7.48%) TDD
9 7 (6.54%) ERP
9 7 (6.54%) Functional Testing
9 7 (6.54%) Information Security
9 7 (6.54%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (6.54%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 67 (62.62%) PowerShell
2 46 (42.99%) SQL
3 23 (21.50%) C#
4 21 (19.63%) VB
5 13 (12.15%) JavaScript
6 12 (11.21%) Python
7 10 (9.35%) Java
8 9 (8.41%) VB.NET
9 8 (7.48%) T-SQL
10 7 (6.54%) Bash Shell
11 5 (4.67%) C++
12 2 (1.87%) C++/CLI
12 2 (1.87%) PHP
12 2 (1.87%) Ruby
12 2 (1.87%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.87%) VC++
12 2 (1.87%) XPath
13 1 (0.93%) C
13 1 (0.93%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.93%) Perl
Qualifications
1 16 (14.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (12.15%) Degree
3 10 (9.35%) Security Cleared
4 9 (8.41%) MCSE
4 9 (8.41%) SC Cleared
5 6 (5.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (4.67%) CISA
6 5 (4.67%) CISSP
7 3 (2.80%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (2.80%) GISP
7 3 (2.80%) ISEB
7 3 (2.80%) ISTQB
7 3 (2.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (2.80%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (2.80%) MCDST
7 3 (2.80%) MCSA
7 3 (2.80%) MCTS
8 2 (1.87%) CCA
8 2 (1.87%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.87%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.21%) QA
2 6 (5.61%) SLA
3 3 (2.80%) GRC
3 3 (2.80%) PMO
3 3 (2.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 39 (36.45%) Active Directory
2 22 (20.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (14.95%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (8.41%) vSphere
5 8 (7.48%) Hyper-V
6 5 (4.67%) XenApp
7 4 (3.74%) XenDesktop
8 3 (2.80%) BitLocker
9 2 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.87%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.93%) Firmware
10 1 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.93%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 16 (14.95%) SCCM
2 9 (8.41%) Single Sign-On
2 9 (8.41%) WSUS
3 6 (5.61%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (2.80%) AirWatch
4 3 (2.80%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.80%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (2.80%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (2.80%) Nagios
4 3 (2.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (2.80%) PowerCLI
4 3 (2.80%) SCOM
4 3 (2.80%) Sysprep
4 3 (2.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.87%) FTK
5 2 (1.87%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.87%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.87%) Oracle Identity Management
5 2 (1.87%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 2 (1.87%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 60 (56.07%) Microsoft
2 31 (28.97%) VMware
3 21 (19.63%) Citrix
4 11 (10.28%) Cisco
5 7 (6.54%) HP
5 7 (6.54%) Ivanti
5 7 (6.54%) SAP
6 5 (4.67%) Dell
6 5 (4.67%) EMC
6 5 (4.67%) IBM
6 5 (4.67%) MKS
7 4 (3.74%) Oracle
7 4 (3.74%) Sun
8 3 (2.80%) Avaya
8 3 (2.80%) McAfee
8 3 (2.80%) Qualys
8 3 (2.80%) SolarWinds
8 3 (2.80%) Veeam
8 3 (2.80%) Veritas
9 2 (1.87%) Aruba